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Open-source security moves to next step

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Jan 13, 2008.

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    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Source code analysis expert Coverity has found and helped fix more than 7,500 security flaws in open-source software, and published a list of the 11 open-source projects working fastest to sort them out.
    The work is part of a U.S. government-backed project to harden open-source code.
    "We applaud the developers responsible for the 11 open-source projects that have advanced to the second rung of code security and quality," said David Maxwell, open-source strategist for Coverity.
    The Open Source Hardening Project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, uses Coverity's Scan, which grades projects on a "ladder" according to their progress at fixing and preventing flaws.

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